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Shabazz Palaces (Ish aka Butterfly of Digable Planets + Tendai Maraire): Of Light

Clear Green Vinyl Re-IssueVinyl LP Record [EP]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: Dec 3, 2013
  • Record Label: Templar Label Group
  • Color: Clear Green Vinyl
  • Barcode: 896710001013
  • Item #: STB10LP
  • Weight: 8.8 oz

Summary

Categorzing Shabazz Palaces is nearly impossible. The Seattle group led by Palaceer Lazaro (aka Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler formerly of Digable Planets & Cherrywine) has surpassed all genre confines and captured the imaginatioons of spectators. Containing a sublime mixture of funk, jazz, dubstep and structures un-echoed by the typical style of 16 bar hip-hop. Shabazz Palaces quickly gained critical admiration following an unprecedented string of epic performances accross their home city. Shabazz Palaces' music is defiant in the face of musical norms both in terms of sheer musicianship and lyricism. Experimental, innovative and irresistable, "Of Light" is sure to be heralded by listeners not satisfied with the status quo.

These tracks were demos that became EPs and were therefore recorded with the 'crackle' effect on them and sound like they would on an old vinyl record.

Track Listing

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1. Gunbeat Falls
Year: 2009
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2. 100 Sph
Year: 2009
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3. Hottabatch
Year: 2009
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4. Chuch
Year: 2009
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5. Spechol-Analog
Year: 2009
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6. Sparkles
Year: 2009
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7. N. Splendored
Year: 2009
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8. Find Out
Year: 2009
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Total Comments: 9
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/16/2014 7:42:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az
Comment: it's original and creative just need to be longer!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/30/2013 4:19:00 PM; Partial IP: .90.28.250)
Location: Boston
Comment: Got my green vinyl. Sick purchase. Will have to get the red one next
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/23/2013 3:00:00 AM; Partial IP: .45.247.48)
Location: Seattle
Comment: Mine is just pure awesomeness!
Name: (Posted: 12/22/2013 3:15:00 PM; Partial IP: .61.159.64)
Location: Seattle, WA
Comment: Glad to see this on vinyl just disappointed it's on very cheap, noisy green vinyl that feels like hard plastic. My 1st copy came with a free 1in, audible scratch due to the poor vinyl quality.
Name: (Posted: 10/23/2013 2:30:00 AM; Partial IP: .81.177.24)
Location: beh-beh-beh
Comment: yeah I don't expect ishmael to be doing the same old dig plans thing, but just do *something* that I can get into. I haven't found a single SP song I feel at all. all the social media music blogs love the shit though, so at least they got that goin' for them. LARS, really? I figured you'd love this.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/4/2011 7:00:00 PM; Partial IP: .153.10.43)
Location: vsetin
Comment: Is there any better rap group than Shabazz Palaces?? Never Heard
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/2/2011 3:23:00 PM; Partial IP: .98.125.49)
Location: Miami, USA
Comment: This music may not be for everyone, but give it a try. You might just find it fucking amazing.
Name: (Posted: 4/25/2011 10:10:00 AM; Partial IP: .222.3.144)
Location: barcelona
Comment: this is one of the best hip hop releases of the past few years. it's next level hip hop. the other reviewers seem to expect ish to be creating the same music as he was 20 years ago, and display no artistic growth. however, this future classic shows that he's still one of the only true hiphop heads, meaning his stuff sounds like nothing else out there. stick with milk if you can't take vodka LARS
Name: (Posted: 4/25/2011 8:15:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
Location: stockholm, sweden
Comment: This album is a huge disappointment for Digable Planet fans like myself. Ishmeal "Butterly" fails with this release which has been available for download for long over a year. Why would they drop it on cd is a big mystery to me. Save your money on this one! I hope UGHH did not order too many pieces of this for stock!
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